Ross Taylor reveals accounts of racism in New Zealand cricket through his autobiography
In his autobiography titled 'Ross Taylor Black & White', Taylor described that cricket in New Zealand was "a pretty white sport" and he experienced racism inside dressing rooms which was termed "banter". "Cricket in New Zealand is a pretty white sport. For much of my career I've been an anomaly, a brown face in a vanilla line-up. That has its challenges, many of which aren't readily apparent to your teammates or the cricketing public."
India's Asia Cup selection gives fair indication about squad for T20 World Cup, few spots still up for grabs
India reportedly will have time till mid-September to announce their provisional squad for the T20 World Cup. So, the team management and selectors will certainly keep an eye on players' performance in the six-team Asian tournament.
CWG 2022: Covid-19 drama no excuse for Harmanpreet Kaur and India
McGrath tested positive to Covid-19 on the morning of the gold medal match in Birmingham, but was allowed to take the field due to the fact that she was only suffering from minor symptoms. Harmanpreet said the Indian team had been informed of McGrath's positive test prior to the toss and had no objections to allowing her to take her place in Australia's side.
We believed we could defeat England even when their batters were going strong: Harmanpreet
A day after defeating the hosts by just four runs in a semifinal thriller to set up a gold-medal clash against Australia, Harmanpreet said her teammates kept fighting till the desired result was achieved. India managed to defend 164, restricting the Nat Sciver-led England to 160/6 to eke out a narrow victory.
CWG 2022, Cricket: Smriti, Jemimah, Sneh, Deepti star as India enter final; assured of medal
On a fresh turf pitch, there were plenty of twists and turns in 40 overs of pulsating cricketing action. Both India and England were 113-3 in 14 overs, with the hosts needing 48 runs off 30 balls. Amy Jones hit two fours in Shafali Verma's part-time off-spin to take 15 runs off the 16th over. A tight three run over from Deepti Sharma (1-16) brought India back in the match.
Ashwin has mastered art of being economical; complements someone like Chahal: Manjrekar
Ashwin has done well in the ongoing five-match T20I series against the West Indies, with the 35-year-old off-spinner taking two wickets in the opening match as India defeated the hosts by 68 runs in Trinidad.
CWG 2022, Cricket: India qualify for the medal rounds with win over Barbados
An unbeaten 56 from Jemimah Rodrigues and cameos from Shafali Verma (43) and Deepti Sharma (34 not out) helped India post a big score of 162/4 and that proved too much for Barbados as they crawled to 62/8 in reply. Kyshona Knight top-scored for Barbados with 16, while recently-retired all-rounder Deandra Dottin was out for a duck in her last international match.
Suryakumar finally scores big on West indies tour as India win by seven wickets in 3rd T20I
On a day when the visitors had a major injury scare with Rohit Sharma retiring hurt while batting due to a back spasm, Suryakumar took off smashing a 44-ball 76 as India overhauled West Indies' score of 164/5 for the loss of just three wicket and an over to spare.
Mandhana moves to career-best 3rd position in T20I Rankings for batters
Mandhana, who followed up a knock of 24 against Australia with an unbeaten 63 off 42 balls with eight fours and three sixes, has overtaken New Zealand's Sophie Devine and reached within two rating points of Australia's Beth Mooney. Meg Lanning continues to lead the rankings after regaining the top spot last week.
Have not changed my bowling action; success because of hard work: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was in sublime form during the five-match T20I series against South Africa at home, showing his ability to unnerve the batters with his copious swing, while in the three-match T20I series against England, he again showed how potent he can be in seaming conditions.